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Internet ≠ immortality

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Two of my favorite new internet-enabled food things have disappeared after just a few days of being available.

The first is the latest from viral marketing czar Burger King, which asked people to delete 10 friends on Facebook to earn a coupon for a free Whopper. Not only is this hilarious, but utter genius. I’ve been waiting for a reason to delete nearly all of my friends, and the only drawback of this little campaign is I can’t earn more than one Whopper. But as it turns out, I won’t be earning any Whoppers because Facebook removed the application from its service, citing some privacy issues or something. Yeah, I’m sure privacy is Facebook’s concern. I’m hoping this one comes back soon, I’m hungry.

And I’m made even hungrier just thinking of being able to order food from my iPhone. Which is exactly what an application developed by Chipotle allowed users to do. As a huge fan of the overstuffed burritos they dish out, my salivaries activate at the notion of tapping my order into my multitouch and running across the street from class to pick it up. Apparently the application was so awesome that its servers overloaded and Chipotle was forced to take it down to make some tweaks. The application was only available in the app store for a few hours, but those who had the chance to snatch it up said the interface was clunky and frustratingly slow. I’m anxious for a foil-wrapped return.

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Written by Tony

January 19, 2009 at 2:04 am

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